Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Pink Lady

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I'm taking a break from Christmas cards today to show you another face drawing and painting.  I'm a little obsessed with sketching faces lately but I won't bore you by showing everything. 

I created this page using techniques learned in Tamara Laporte's of Willowing Arts, Fabulous faces self study course.    I wasn't following anything, just having fun practicing drawing and painting with mixed media.  I'm a gardener and love flowers and so I like to doodle draw them as well. 



This is a different colour combination for me.   The hair started out with copper acrylic paint and I didn't like how it looked.  The beauty of acrylics is that you can easily go over top when dry :)   So then I decided on Magenta hair with a few copper highlights.  I was a bit 'stumped' as to what colours should surround her, but eventually made the decision on blues and pinks.   The background has a few layers including stenciling.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Shirleyx

27 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is fantastic Shirley, her hair looks so good, and the whole painting is full of great details, well done. Have a nice day, hug, Valerie

Pat said...

You are very clever at this sort of thing Shirley and the stylised and contemporary ladies have such pretty features and are beautifully coloured, and this is no exception. I love the background too. I hope all is well with you. Take care. x

Beth Norman said...

Loving the hair colour. You are doing an excellent job with the faces, which I find so darn difficult. Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing more of your drawings/paintings. Hugs.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Stunning!! I will be waiting to see your next girl!! :)

brenda said...

So much expression in that lovely face Shirley, great talent on display and the magenta hair works for me, if only I dare.

B x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, this is stunning Shirley. such gorgeous flowers and a lovely look on her face.

sue xx

Little Artbee said...

Wow, well done. Your pink Lady looks very nice between the lovely flowers. I also like the soft background texture. Great Artwork! Do it again!
Dear Greetings
Sabine

Felicie said...

Absolutely stunning Shirley.I love it.

Anneke said...

Shirley you don't need stamps. Your so talenten.
Your work looks wonderful!!!

Mrs.B said...

Shirley this is fabulous, love the pretty face and serene expression. Gorgeous colours too.
Avril xx

chrissie said...

Stunning Shirley..you are doing so well with this new venture.

Love Chrissie xx

cuilliesocks said...

Wow Shirley, this is stunning work, she's gorgeous, I love the colours and your background is so beautiful, Kate x

Sandy said...

It comes as no surprise to me Shirley that your colors are really stunning. This whole piece is really outstanding!
Sandy xx

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, you have blown me away! Thanks for sharing your magnificent journal artwork! She should be framed and proudly displayed! The colors and shading are incredible with amazing details. It's really quite serene and soulful. Gorgeous! Hugs, de

Greta said...

Love seeing your art work, Shirley! Everything about this is just stunning--love her hair!

Amanda said...

Beautiful
Love
Amanda x

Gerrina said...

It is stunning! Love the colourchoises you made; it all fits beautiful together! Looks like fun to do! Hugs, Gerrina

Margik said...

Another beautiful painting! Gorgoeus composition and color combo!
Mar xx

Enny said...

Wow, this is absolutely fabulous, also beautiful colours and background ! You are really very talented ! Love, Enny

Karen P said...

Hi Shirley, just wanted to pop on over and say thank you for the lovely comment you left on one my Christmas cards last week. Love your lady, wish I had coppery hair, the colours you've used are fabulous! I am struggling with using acrylic paints right now but hope to do and learn more next year as I love drawing female faces too and would love to be able to paint them this beautifully xx

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Beautiful painting. Greetings Janny

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley wat a beauty!!I just love this artistic piecen you become a real artist , it's you who has lots of talent!! wow, amazing!!

Have a nice weekend
Maria

Shirley Chillman said...

She looks adorable and very very beautiful Shirley well done for being obsessed as we get to see these fabby makes.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE... Fabulous card and gorgeous colours..xx{aNNie}

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very beautiful painting Shirley, the background gives a nice depth to it.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Your pink lady is stunning! Beautifully done!

sheila 77 said...

Wonderful painting, Shirley. I like the patterned wallpaper behind her, the flower in her hair, her hair itself, the flowers....
I wouldn't mind (not) being "bored" by seeing more of your paintings!